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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Huston-Tillotson is a private, non-denominational university located in Austin, Texas. As a historically black college, HTU has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,003 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Huston-Tillotson acceptance rate is 30%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 23% of students, Huston-Tillotson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,700.
About Huston-Tillotson University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Red River Athletic Conference
Address
900 Chicon St
Austin, TX 78702
Website

Huston-Tillotson University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
30%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
840-1050
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$17,789/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,974/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,739/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,915/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,895/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,854/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,003Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
49
Undergrads Over 25
38%
Pell Grant
75%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Unique & drama-loving.
    42%
  • Determined
    25%
  • Unique
    25%
  • Outgoing
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
77%
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.30 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.34 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • HT is a small campus but we make a big difference
    73%
  • HT is a family style school.
    20%
  • HT needs a lot of improvements.
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
23%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
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Huston-Tillotson University Reviews

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So far, my experience here at Huston-Tillotson University has been absolutely great! I came here in August of 2016, and ever since then, I've gotten the chance to meet new people, travel may different places, and make a multitude of connections with the skills of networking, given by those in authority. Also, this is the only HBCU in Austin, TX and the oldest education system of higher learning. And let's not forget that this school is placed right on Bluebonnet Hill, which is even better. If you are interested in come here, please do! we are a FRAMily, so come and make HT your home!
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This is a wonderful institution! It is very diverse and there are many opportunities for students to take advantage of from studying in China, to being an intern at the Google Headquarters. The campus is very family-oriented and I would recommend this school to anyone! The issues that are on campus are minor technical issues so overall, this school if amazing!
Huston-Tillotson graduates many who have made great achievements in the Nation. For instance, Azie Taylor-Morton who served as Treasurer of the United States during the Carter administration from September 12, 1977, to January 20, 1981. She remains the only African American to hold that office. Her signature was printed on US currency during her tenure.